Jump to content

Scottish League Cup

Sunday 10 July 2022 - kick-off 3pm

Peterhead v Aberdeen

Stand Free!

Mystery men on Jimmy’s radar


Kowalski
 Share

Recommended Posts

Mystery men on Jimmy’s radar

 

Published: 06/12/2008

 

ABERDEEN are homing in on at least two potential January transfer targets.

 

Dons boss Jimmy Calderwood confirmed they are interested in two of the players who were scouted over the last three weeks.

 

Calderwood and his coaching staff have been out and about spying at games in England’s reserve and lower leagues.

 

Calderwood said: “A couple of the players we watched caught the eye and we shall wait and see what happens. We are still working hard and have drawn up loads of lists.

 

“I would rather not give any more details at this stage.â€

 

The extent of business done by the Dons in January will be influenced by whether the six senior players whose deals are expiring sign new contracts.

 

Skipper Scott Severin, Darren Mackie, Jamie Smith, Derek Young, Jeffrey de Visscher and Lee Mair would all be free to speak to other clubs from January 1.

 

It’s believed the Dons are keen to offer deals to all six, although Calderwood was reluctant to confirm that at this stage.

 

“I’ll talk to the players first before I tell the press,†said the Dons boss.

 

“The talks with the players will be sorted out – one way or another – before the end of January.â€

 

Calderwood’s biggest fear is club’s south of the border might come in and offer better deals – as they did when Michael Hart and Chris Clark moved on last January.

 

He said: “Scottish clubs just can’t compete with the money on offer in England.

 

“If a player wants to go, there is nothing we can do to stop them and that goes for the Old Firm as well.

 

“Replacing them with ones of the same quality is the hard bit.â€

 

The Dons are hopeful that winger Smith, who has been sidelined by a calf injury, will be back in action before Christmas.

 

Calderwood said: “Jamie is back training and in good spirits.â€

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 62
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

A couple of the players we watched caught the eye and we shall wait and see what happens. We are still working hard and have drawn up loads of lists. I would rather not give any more details at this stage.

 

:thumbsup: Finally he keeps his trap shut. Actually, to be fair he's learned his lesson over the past 12 months or so. NOBODY saw the Aluko deal coming!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If this is the case, why's he not getting a game?  (not arguing/debating, just genuinely interested in why he's not getting a game)

 

The form of Derek Young. ;)

 

I think he had a couple of stinkers then missed a game due to his wife being in labour, which co-incided with us playing a lot better, then got injured too.

 

His only appearance I have seen this season, apart from the ICT game where EVERYONE was shite, was against Motherwell the other week and he looked every bit the player we probably should have expected when he was bigged up JC on signing.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...